Why We Are Still On Earth
It is because God has a purpose for us on earth. Jesus even prayed for that for His disciples while He was still on the earth. And He very likely prays that for us now that He is at the right hand of the Father. Both Jesus and the Holy Spirit pray for us. Can you imagine the Father not answering the prayers of Jesus AND the Holy Spirit? Unthinkable!! What a delightful truth!!
John 17:15. I pray not that Thou shouldst take them out of the world.
Romans 8:27: And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
We will be unsatisfied with our lives until we find His purpose for them and we will be satisfied when we do find it and when we get into it. It is not my job to judge individuals but when they complain, it seems likely that they are not in His will and they are therefore unfulfilled. Have you found His purpose for your life and are you fulfilling it?
Deuteronomy 5:16: Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess. 6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey. 18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,
Ephesians 6:1: Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Charles Haddon devotional on John 17:15. I pray not that Thou shouldst take them out of the world.
Care to discuss Why We Are Still On Earth with Ron?